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  1. Culture clash

    Posted Apr 25th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Today, Ella Lee examines the differing views of a doctor of western medicine and a Chinese medicine ALTERNATIVE THERAPY: PATIENT DEMAND FOR CHINESE MEDICINE TREATMENTS IS ON THE RISE IN HONG KONG. WE INVESTIGATE THE ISSUES IN A THREE-PART SERIES THIS WEEK Western doctors have been put off accepting Chinese medicine as an alternative medicine because of a lack of scientific ...

  2. Fit the therapy to the culture

    Posted May 04th 2006, 12:00am by Jean Nicol

    ... and affordable forms of therapy available. The practitioners of one- cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)- claim it is particularly suited to ethnic Chinese living in America, reports Sylvia Wen-hsin Chen, writing in the journal Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training. The prevalent problems among Chinese-Americans- mostly related to the gaps in acculturation between ...


    Traditional Chinese medicine's scraping treatment put to the test

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Elizabeth Snouffer

    ... to alleviate the misconception. Starring Hong Kong film star Tony Leung Ka-fai, it is a story about Chinese-American immigrants who come face to face with cultural misunderstanding when a doctor ... There is mounting evidence that gua sha , an ancient form of Chinese medicine whereby the skin is scraped by a blunt instrument, can indeed be effective for pain relief. The 2,000-year-old ...

  4. Body fat quirk puts Chinese at greater health risk

    Posted Sep 16th 2007, 12:00am by Wency Leung

    ... Chinese people accumulate fat differently from people of European descent, in a way that puts them at a higher risk for heart attacks, diabetes and other illnesses related to obesity, according to a new Canadian study. The study, which examined 822 healthy individuals of different ethnic origins, found that Chinese and South Asian subjects carried significantly more fat around the inner ...

  5. Monopolise drugs industry, tycoon says

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the government pay salaries of hospital medical staff at similar levels to public servants. Meanwhile, a standing committee member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference has called for a mechanism to evaluate officials' cultural accomplishments and views before they are promoted. 'Cadres are a key issue in realising the goal ...

  6. Supplying an effective and versatile service

    Posted Dec 16th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Luk

    ... of osteoporosis. In the mornings I usually do experiments. For example, for the osteoporosis study I look at cell culture and animal models to find out how certain Chinese medicines cure certain illnesses. ... Mary Luk Liong Ching, registered Chinese medicine practitioner and full-time PhD student, School of Chinese Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong AS A REGISTERED Chinese medicine ...

  7. Chinese scientist helps team illuminate gene behind rare eye disease

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com A team of international researchers, led by a scientist based in Hangzhou, has pinpointed a previously unknown cause of a rare eye disease. They hope the discovery, which was published last week in the scientific journal Nature ...

  8. Flab-fighting, Chinese style

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Chinese medicine can be as effective in treating obesity as Western methods and with fewer side effects, a university study commissioned by the Hospital Authority shows. Chinese University reviewed almost 100 previous studies on Chinese weight-loss treatments with the aim of providing a scientific basis for the authority's clinics to develop therapy ...

  9. Chinese regulator must crack down on drug producers who cut corners

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Roger Bate The World Health Organisation approves a few Chinese drugs for sale to the poorest and most vulnerable people around the world. These drugs are cheap and save lives when deployed by global health programmes. But recent evidence from my own research shows some of these are failing quality control tests. The real problem is Beijing's. Until the Chinese ...

  10. Kickback culture must be stamped out

    Posted Jan 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to sort this out the government should consider tougher regulations. And if it is serious about health care being based on a public-private partnership, the kickback culture must be stamped out. ...




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